Press Release

October 7, 2013

Best-In-Class Operator Training Program Lands Hyster Company Prestigious Aurora Award

GREENVILLE, N.C. (Oct. 7, 2013) – Hyster Company announced today that the Aurora Awards, an international film and video competition, has recognized Hyster Best-In-Class Operator Training as a 2013 Gold Aurora Award recipient based on quality content, professional execution and creativity.

Released in May 2013, the award-winning Hyster Best-In-Class Operator Training offers a one-stop source for comprehensive lift truck operator training. The two-DVD set covers all five classes of lift trucks, and includes everything needed to conduct the classroom component of an OSHA-compliant operator training program. In addition to detailed industry standards and leading-edge training methods, the program also offers downloadable support documents including an instructor’s guide, class-specific tests, operating manual, personalized course completion certificates and wallet cards.

“Although we pride ourselves in designing and manufacturing some of the toughest trucks in the industry, the knowledge and skill of each operator is essential to the safety of everyone involved and key for productive operations,” said Jonathan Dawley, president, Hyster Distribution. “Receiving a 2013 Gold Aurora Award demonstrates the commitment that Hyster Company puts into making sure we offer the best possible training for our top-notch trucks.”

Best-In-Class Operator Training is available through an authorized Hyster® lift truck dealers.

About Aurora Awards
Created in 1996, the Aurora Awards is an international competition honoring excellence in the film and video industries. Films are judged by the same criteria despite their individual specialties. The competition includes commercial, cable programing and documentaries, industrial, instructional and corporate videos. Nominees are judged on a fixed scale in areas of quality content, professional execution and creativity.

About Hyster Company
Based in Greenville, N.C., Hyster Company ( is a leading worldwide lift truck designer and manufacturer. Hyster Company offers 130 lift truck models configured for gasoline, LPG, diesel and electric power, with one of the widest capacity ranges in the industry — from 2,000 to 105,000 lbs. Supported by one of the industry’s largest and most experienced dealer networks, Hyster Company builds tough, durable lift trucks that deliver high productivity, low total cost of ownership, easy serviceability and advanced ergonomic features; accompanied by outstanding parts, service and training support.

Hyster Company is part of NACCO Materials Handling Group, Inc. (NMHG), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. (NYSE:HY). Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc., headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, and its subsidiaries employ approximately 5,300 people worldwide.

Company Contact:
Nicole McLawhorn
NACCO Materials Handling Group
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Jackson Marketing Group
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